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High School Bass Fishing Regionals

If you remember back in July we held our Nebraska High School Bass Fishing Championship at Merritt Reservoir, 2014 High School Bass Fishing Championship .  Twenty-four teams from across Nebraska participated at that tournament and I believe the competitors did a very good job of catching fish.  At that time I told you that our top two teams could advance to the regional finals held this year on the Red River in Louisiana.  Our Nebraska teams have done very well at regionals, have won a couple of them and I believe our teams represented very well again this year!

You can see the news release on the regional tournament results here, High School Fishing Southern Conference Regionals , and here is the leader board:

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You can see that our Nebraska championship team, Denisse and Rhodes finished in 8th place while our Nebraska runner-up team, Flair and Mally finished in 22nd.  Both Nebraska teams caught fish!

As tournament fishing can be, especially for a one-day tournament, the bite was tough, notice that Denisse and Rhodes had a 5-fish limit, just no big fish “kickers” to bump up their weight.  That’s fishing.  I have been told the guys had a great time, learned a lot and that their boat drivers/coaches were a great help!  Thank you guys, I know that Kent Priel has taken several of our Nebraska teams to regionals and has been a tremendous asset!

One of the proud dads shared a few photos with me; let me pass those along here:

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Welcome to Louisiana!
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Launching
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Early morning “blast off”.
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Weigh-in.

We hope Nebraska’s high school bass fishing continues to grow; we have had a few more teams participate in the championship tournament each year and we would like to see that continue.  If you are interested in getting involved, you can find more information here, Student Angler Federation.

We have also established a very respectable record in the regional tournaments and we want to keep that going too!  Congratulations to the Nebraska teams again this year, you did us proud!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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